Chapter 8 homework - Chapter 8 Homework Exercise 8.1:...

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Chapter 8 Homework Austin DeBoer Exercise 8.1: Generalizations, Descriptions of particulars, and Inductive Arguments 1. Determine, which of the following sentences are Generalizations, are universal, or statistical: b. Most people don’t trust government Statistical d. Dale always parties on Friday night Generalization f. People don’t get anything they like. Statistical h. Few people enjoy having their gallbladder removed Statistical j. Every animal with a heart is an animal with kidneys Generalization k. Brenda voted Republican and Mike voted Democratic Statistical 2. Label the following passages as deductive or inductive. b. deductive d. Inductive f. Deductive h. inductive j. Inductive Exercise 8.2: Criticizing Sampling Arguments: 1. b. (1) from random sampling on Tuesday and Wednesday only 3% of car were faulty (Likely) that only 3% of all cars a faulty This sample may not be representative. The limitation of only two days of production doesn’t allow for enough information to draw a real conclusion. Also the use of faulty is ambiguous because it could be a compartment won’t close or the car won’t turn on,
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Chapter 8 Homework Austin DeBoer which are two very different problems. Because the cars don’t have to be shown as faulty
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